All eligible southcentral Pennsylvania veterans enrolled in VA healthcare may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine from Lebanon VA Medical Center regardless of their age or previously considered medical conditions for vaccine priority.

VA is sending text messages to all eligible southcentral Pennsylvania VA-enrolled veterans whose mobile phone numbers are current in VA’s database. The VEText system will locate the next available appointment in closest proximity to where the veteran lives.

Alternatively, eligible and enrolled veterans can call the vaccine scheduling line at (717) 228-5965 to schedule their vaccine appointment. Call volumes are expected to be longer than desired. All vaccine appointments are scheduled in advance unless otherwise advertised.

“Lebanon VAMC has made sufficient progress in providing the vaccine to our CDC high-risk categories since beginning vaccinations in December. We can now schedule eligible veterans for it, regardless of their medical conditions or age,” Dr. Stuart Roop, the medical center’s chief of staff, stated.

“Our supply of vaccine is sufficient to open the vaccine clinics to all veterans enrolled in VA healthcare.”

Veterans who haven’t enrolled in VA healthcare can talk with an enrollment specialist by calling (717) 228-6000 and leaving their name and a valid daytime phone number so enrollment staff may contact them.

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